People and Industry News: January 2019
DANFOSS has acquired AAIM CONTROLS INC., located in Waynesboro, Pa. AAIM Controls is a specialized supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions.
TENTAMUS GROUP welcomed its newest family member: ANALYTICAL FOOD LABORATORIES, which specializes in food quality and safety services.
ABBOTT’S manufacturing facility in Granada, Spain, has been awarded the SHINGO PRIZE, which recognizes a manufacturing site’s journey to continually improve through the use of tools and systems. One of the most rigorous such awards in the world, the prize aims to highlight plants that have a culture of excellence and have delivered sustainable results year after year.
JW WINCO INC.
JW WINCO INC., a Ganter company, has opened a new branch outside Monterrey in northeast Mexico.
KRONES has acquired Hochheim, Germany-based MHT HOLDING AG, a supplier of injection molding tools and services to the PET industry.
EAGLE PACKAGING MACHINERY
EAGLE PACKAGING MACHINERY has changed its name to EndFlex LLC.
PEPSICO INC. has acquired HEALTH WARRIOR INC., a U.S.-based company that makes plant-based products including nutrition bars.
SULZER has acquired BRITHINEE ELECTRIC of Colton, Calif., expanding its electromechanical services business into Southern California.
GEA received an order for DAIRYGOLD’S next milk powder plant in Ireland in Mallow, County Cork. The new plant, to be in full production in March 2020, will have a powder output capacity of 7.5 MT/hr. of whole milk, skim milk and fat-filled milk powders.
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC has formed SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC VENTURES, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations that will make a major contribution to future sustainability and energy efficiency.
BÜHLER NORTH AMERICA
BÜHLER NORTH AMERICA appointed ANDY SHARPE as its new president and CEO. Sharpe succeeds René Steiner, who is retiring after 50 years of service.
DIVERSEY appointed MARK S. BURGESS as its new CEO. Previously CEO of Signode Industrial Group, Burgess has also served as CEO of Graham Packaging Company and CEO and CFO of Anchor Glass Container Corporation.
BARRY LYNCH was appointed new CEO of FACTORA SOLUTIONS, while Charles Horth, founder and former CEO, becomes new chairman of the board.
READING BAKERY SYSTEMS
READING BAKERY SYSTEMS hired ANDREW ROSENTHAL as a project manager. In his new role, Rosenthal will manage delivery of projects, control project scopes, budgets and schedules.
STEFAN HOPPE was named president and executive director of the OPC FOUNDATION after being nominated by its former director, Thomas J. Burke, who resigned during the last Board of Directors meeting.
TIM GLAND was promoted to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of ERIEZ USA. Gland has been with Eriez since 2014, serving most recently as director of Erie, Pa., operations.